For planning purposes, there will be two Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” races this week at Churchill Downs, with the winners receiving automatic starting positions, and fees paid, into corresponding races of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 37th Breeders’ Cup will be held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 6-7.
On Thursday, Sept. 3, the 1-mile Pocahontas Stakes (G3) will award the winner the first free berth of the year into the 1 1/16-mile, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).
On Saturday, Sept. 5, the winner of the 1-mile Iroquois Stakes presented by Ford (G3) will earn the first automatic starting position into this year’s $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1).
ABOUT BREEDERS’ CUP
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races, is scheduled to be held on November 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky and features a total of $35 million in purses and awards. The event will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media.